Support Groups in Los Angeles, CA

Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
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Hosted by Milena Lukic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90018
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
(747) 234-2771 View (747) 234-2771
Teen Group
A process group catering to teens from divorced, separated, and split homes. Changes in family dynamics can be a source of a whole host of feelings: from anger and sadness to rebellion. This small group will provide a safe and ...
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Hosted by Leanne R. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90066
A process group catering to teens from divorced, separated, and split homes. Changes in family dynamics can be a source of a whole host of feelings: from anger and sadness to rebellion. This small group will provide a safe and ...
(424) 264-2203 View (424) 264-2203
People with Parkinson's Disease Support Group
This group is safe place for people with Parkinson's disease to provide resources, share experiences and teach practical coping skills. This AMAZING support group is offered WEEKLY on ZOOM. This group is led by two clinical psychologists, Dana Lieberman, PsyD ...
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Hosted by Kelsey Holiday
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90049
This group is safe place for people with Parkinson's disease to provide resources, share experiences and teach practical coping skills. This AMAZING support group is offered WEEKLY on ZOOM. This group is led by two clinical psychologists, Dana Lieberman, PsyD ...
(424) 667-4367 View (424) 667-4367
Parenting
HOW TO HAVE HAPPY, RESPONSIBLE AND SUCCESFUL CHILDREN. HOW TO ENJOY PARENTING.
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Hosted by Liora Pourati
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90024
HOW TO HAVE HAPPY, RESPONSIBLE AND SUCCESFUL CHILDREN. HOW TO ENJOY PARENTING.
(310) 751-7495 View (310) 751-7495
Gender Magic
Free virtual group. http://www.relationalcent er.org/groups/
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Hosted by Lo Story Moon Lankford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free virtual group. http://www.relationalcent er.org/groups/
(818) 208-7504 View (818) 208-7504
LGBTQ+ Teen Group via ZOOM®
New members welcome anytime! Via ZOOM®. Being a queer adolescent can be hard. What if family members don't accept you? How do you handle bullying at school? What if your religion or culture are non-affirming? Where can you find other ...
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Hosted by Kevin Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
New members welcome anytime! Via ZOOM®. Being a queer adolescent can be hard. What if family members don't accept you? How do you handle bullying at school? What if your religion or culture are non-affirming? Where can you find other ...
(310) 742-0939 View (310) 742-0939
Interpersonal Neurobiology Seminar Groups
Interpersonal Neurobiology study seminar for mental health clinicians to develop deeper understanding and apply brain research into psychotherapy. Actively studied with Dr. Dan Siegel for several years, speak and conduct continuing education seminars in this topic area. Using 'BrainTalk' in ...
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Hosted by Joan I Rosenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Interpersonal Neurobiology study seminar for mental health clinicians to develop deeper understanding and apply brain research into psychotherapy. Actively studied with Dr. Dan Siegel for several years, speak and conduct continuing education seminars in this topic area. Using 'BrainTalk' in ...
(424) 294-8574 View (424) 294-8574
Survivors- Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse
This is a safe, supportive space for people who are close to someone with Narcissist Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder. The group centers on the book It’s Not You by Ramani Durvasula.
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Hosted by Jaclyn Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90027
This is a safe, supportive space for people who are close to someone with Narcissist Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder. The group centers on the book It’s Not You by Ramani Durvasula.
(818) 873-0275 View (818) 873-0275
Silicon Beach Psychotherapy
The clinicians who practice here provide for a variety of needs for people including psychotherapy for children, teens, adults and “advanced adults” who may have depression, anxiety, or difficulty coping with some of life’s challenges. Some provide marriage and relationship ...
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Hosted by First Time Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90230
The clinicians who practice here provide for a variety of needs for people including psychotherapy for children, teens, adults and “advanced adults” who may have depression, anxiety, or difficulty coping with some of life’s challenges. Some provide marriage and relationship ...
(323) 817-0724 View (323) 817-0724
Parenting Our Parents
Parenting Our Parents™ (POP) is the personal tale of millions of men and women who thought they’d finished parenting but have been drawn back in; this time, to care for their own elderly parents and other family members. By joining, ...
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Hosted by Jane Wolf Frances, JD, MSW, Master Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, JD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Parenting Our Parents™ (POP) is the personal tale of millions of men and women who thought they’d finished parenting but have been drawn back in; this time, to care for their own elderly parents and other family members. By joining, ...
(424) 348-7278 View (424) 348-7278
Teen Survivors Grief After Suicide Loss - Online
The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center offers a support group for teens, ages 13 to 17, who are grieving the loss of a loved one or friend to suicide. The group is FREE at this time. Groups are held virtually ...
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Hosted by Christina Marie Ortiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90067
The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center offers a support group for teens, ages 13 to 17, who are grieving the loss of a loved one or friend to suicide. The group is FREE at this time. Groups are held virtually ...
(310) 464-2298 View (310) 464-2298
Self-worth + relationships focused group for women
Relationships and self-worth tend to be intimately tied together - when we struggle with feelings of inadequacy and/or too much-ness, we may also struggle with cultivating the types of relationships with friends, partners, and colleagues that we want. This group ...
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Hosted by Thais (Guimaraes) Sky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Relationships and self-worth tend to be intimately tied together - when we struggle with feelings of inadequacy and/or too much-ness, we may also struggle with cultivating the types of relationships with friends, partners, and colleagues that we want. This group ...
(424) 401-2961 View (424) 401-2961
Anger Management Group
12 weeks Program, CBT, Holist Medicine and Mindfulness Techniches. Groups in English and Portuguese.
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Hosted by Sandra Ferreira
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90006
12 weeks Program, CBT, Holist Medicine and Mindfulness Techniches. Groups in English and Portuguese.
(562) 373-6283 View (562) 373-6283
Men's Process Group
Join a process group for men seeking to learn more about themselves and get more of what they want in love, work, and play. The Men's Process Group is a safe, confidential place where men can communicate feelings and develop ...
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Hosted by Greg Binns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90048
Join a process group for men seeking to learn more about themselves and get more of what they want in love, work, and play. The Men's Process Group is a safe, confidential place where men can communicate feelings and develop ...
(888) 712-9896 View (888) 712-9896
DBT Skills Group
DBK Skills Group
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Hosted by Long Beach Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90046
DBK Skills Group
(323) 457-2809 View (323) 457-2809
"Sex Addiction" Sexual Misbehavior Expert
www.sexuallycompulsive.co m Proudly not "sex therapist", "coach" or generalist, a Sexual Misbehavior Specialist, High level expert with greater insights to help you stop creating consequences, a Psychotherapist, Consultant, Trainer, Certified Speciality Highly Trained with 40,000 hours of therapy provided. Higher ...
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Hosted by Sex Addiction Sexual Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SOTS , JSOC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.sexuallycompulsive.co m Proudly not "sex therapist", "coach" or generalist, a Sexual Misbehavior Specialist, High level expert with greater insights to help you stop creating consequences, a Psychotherapist, Consultant, Trainer, Certified Speciality Highly Trained with 40,000 hours of therapy provided. Higher ...
(213) 319-5604 View (213) 319-5604
Mindfulness Meditation
This group meets for mindfulness instruction and meditation, online and in-person. Please contact me if you are interested in signing up.
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Hosted by Christie J. Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CTRS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90077
This group meets for mindfulness instruction and meditation, online and in-person. Please contact me if you are interested in signing up.
(818) 938-2916 View (818) 938-2916
Breaking Free From Anxiety
Group designed to learn about anxiety and practice evidence-based, effective tools for successfully managing anxiety in order to live a more fulfilling life.
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Hosted by Jennifer Esfandi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Group designed to learn about anxiety and practice evidence-based, effective tools for successfully managing anxiety in order to live a more fulfilling life.
(424) 221-8694 View (424) 221-8694
Golden Girls Group
Join a safe and trusting small group of dynamic women to gain insight on the unique, shared experiences of women. This is an opportunity to give and receive support from others as you explore topics related aging, identity, relationships and ...
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Hosted by Dr. Angela Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90068
Join a safe and trusting small group of dynamic women to gain insight on the unique, shared experiences of women. This is an opportunity to give and receive support from others as you explore topics related aging, identity, relationships and ...
(323) 622-7047 View (323) 622-7047
Social Anxiety Support Group
Do you have difficulty connecting with people? Do you feel like you never come off the way you intended to? Do social settings make you uncomfortable? This group is a safe place to learn to connect to others. The group ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Cornett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA , AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90024
Do you have difficulty connecting with people? Do you feel like you never come off the way you intended to? Do social settings make you uncomfortable? This group is a safe place to learn to connect to others. The group ...
(424) 321-7135 View (424) 321-7135

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Los Angeles?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.